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Municipal Office - 2357 Highway 206, P.O. Box 120, Arichat, Nova Scotia B0E 1A0
(902) 226-2400, Toll Free: 1-800-567-2600

Presenting to Council

Also termed a Delegation, individuals or groups wishing to make a presentation to Council will need to provide their presentation in writing to the CAO’s office, not less than 7 working days prior to the meeting. Use the "Contact Us" form. Enter all the necessary information, then select the department " Office of the CAO".

Please read the following policies:

All Committee of the Whole meetings and Regular Council meetings are live-streamed and filmed.

All materials for presentations become part of the public agenda and public record.

Frequently Asked Questions

For general information on presenting to Council at the Committee of the Whole, please see the Frequently Asked Questions below.

When are Council Meetings held?

Committee of the Whole meetings are held on the second Monday of the Month with the exception of holidays where meetings are moved to the next following day. Please refer to the Schedule of Meetings for upcoming council meeting dates.

Are Council Meetings open to the public?

Yes. You are welcome to attend all Council Meetings held in Council Chambers with the exception of In Camera meetings. You may choose to stay for the entire meeting or just for the items that interest you. If you have a cellular telephone, we ask that the telephone be turned off while the meeting is in session.

How will I know when it is my turn to speak?

The Chairperson will invite you to come forward to the presentation desk.

How do I begin?

Begin by stating your name and, if applicable, the name of the organization you are representing. If several members of a group are present, only 1 - 2 persons should be appointed to act as a spokesperson for the entire group.

How long do I have to present?

Presenters are encouraged to have only one speaker, who will be limited to a 15-minute presentation. Presentations may have more than one speaker, but collectively, speakers are limited to a 15-minute time period. Staff shall make presenter(s) aware of this time limit when arrangements for the presentation are being made. Questions from members of Council may follow the presentation.

What do I do after my presentation?

Council may ask you questions. Please remain at the presenter's table until excused by the Chairperson.

Who do I contact if I have further questions?

Please contact:

Shelley David
Municipal Clerk/Communications Officer

By Phone: (902) 226-3971
By the "Contact Us" form. ( Within the form, select department "Office of the CAO".)